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Baseball: Fox Chapel bound for postseason play

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

If there's one team in Class AAAA that truly benefited from the WPIAL's recent re-alignment, it was Fox Chapel. Last season, the Foxes missed the playoffs and finished toward the bottom of the Section 1 standings. This year, however, they already have clinched a spot in the WPIAL playoff tournament and entered the final week of the regular season as the frontrunner in Section 3.

Fox Chapel (9-5, 6-1) was riding a seven-game winning streak before losing a 9-4 non-section decision April 25 against Plum. The Foxes picked up three key wins last week against North Hills, Shaler and Penn Hills, respectively. They clinched their playoff berth after slipping past Penn Hills, 8-7. Senior Greg Yaksich went 2 for 4 and drove in two runs.

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Boys Volleyball: Tublin plays final match at Stanford

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Fox Chapel boys volleyball coach Phil O'Keeffe traveled to Stanford, California this weekend. He attended Stanford University's final regular season match, which was held Saturday. It was the last match for Fox Chapel alumnus Daniel Tublin, a redshirt senior for the Cardinal.

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Fox Chapel alumni Daniel Tublin

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Boys Tennis: Fox Chapel junior earns PIAA singles spot

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes profiles the Fox Chapel boys tennis team.

2015 0417 FoxChapel BTennis(Photo: Fox Chapel Area's Sid Rajupet returns a shot during the WPIAL Class AAA singles championships. Ken Wunderley/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

"Someone was going to benefit when the PIAA altered its format to allow the top three finishers from the WPIAL in Class AAA to qualify for the state singles tournament.

As it turned out, that beneficiary was Fox Chapel Area junior Siddharth Rajupet. And he benefitted in more ways than one.

After losing to eventual champion Chad Kissell, 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinals, Rajupet moved into the consolation match against Upper St. Clair senior Fernando Escribens, who defaulted due to an injury in his semifinal match against Canon-McMillan junior Chris Gladden.

On the morning of the consolation match, the WPIAL contacted Fox Chapel and informed the athletic department that there was no need for Rajupet to make the trip to The Club in Monroeville for the third-place consolation match as Escribens' Achilles' tendon was injured too severely for him to take the court for the match."